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The refrigerator has been undergoing a number of changes over the years. These changes make it more durable and efficient. But that doesn't mean it's invincible. This gadget has got quite a number of parts that can malfunction and cause trouble. One of the most common problems is leaking. Leaks can be caused by plenty of factors, and this is what confuses most people. If your fridge leaves a puddle of water on the floor or inside the unit, then you need to figure out how you can stop that.

Check the gaskets

The gasket is a flexible strip of elastic material attached to the edge of the freezer or fridge. Its main duty is to keep the cold air inside. Once damaged, the fridge overworks itself. This is similar to an air conditioner running when all the doors and windows are open. The result is extra condensation that builds up on the coils.

Check the gasket seals and look for the damage. If you find the fault, wash the seals gently with a solution of soap and water, then apply some petroleum jelly. If this doesn't stop the leaking, you may have to replace them entirely.

Inspect the drain pan and tubes

When water condenses in the refrigerators, it's moved to a drain pan and then later vaporised. Have a look at this drain pan. It is located at the bottom of the fridge, and you can access it by removing the grill and then sliding it forward. A dirty or damaged pan can cause the leaking, so look out for any signs of damage such as cracks or splits.

Food debris or ice can block the drain tubes. Clean out the tube to ensure that it is not clogged. You can use a warm solution of water and baking soda to force water past the tube. But don't forget to switch off your refrigerator while doing so. Running your fridge when diagnosing it is dangerous and may cause electrocution.

Damaged water filters

Also inspect your water filters for any damage. The water filters are located at the bottom grille in newer models. These models have it inside their unit either located at the top right or to the left door side. Older models have the filters located at the back of the fridge. Sometimes, removing and reinstalling it solves the problem. But if there are any cracks, then the filter will have to be replaced.

If you still cannot find or solve the problem, contact professional fridge repair services.